Freebie Pattern: Let’s Knit a Dishcloth!

A knitted dishcloth is the perfect pattern when you’re looking for a quick and easy project. This garter stitch and slipped stitch dishcloth looks beautiful in both a solid and variegated cotton yarn. Knit a few for your own home or whip up a quick set to give as a gift – you’ll find this pattern simple and soothing to make.

Finished Size
7” (17.75 cm) x 7” (17.75 cm)

Supplies
– 70 yards of worsted weight dishcloth cotton yarn
– US Size 7 (4.5 mm) knitting needles
– Tapestry needle
– Locking stitch marker (optional)

Gauge
20 sts & 32 rows = 4” (10cm) in patt st

Gauge is not critical for this pattern; however, a different gauge will affect size of dishcloth and amount of yarn used.

Instructions

Using the long tail cast on, CO 35 sts.
Knit 1 row on WS.

Note: You may find it helpful to use a locking stitch marker to mark the RS of the work.

Row 1 (RS): K3, *sl1 wyib, k3; rep from * to end.
Row 2 (WS): K3, *sl1 wyif, k3; rep from * to end.
Row 3: K1, *sl1 wyib, K3; rep from * to the last 2 sts, sl1 wyib, k1.
Row 4: K1, *sl1 wyif, k3; rep from * to last 2 sts, sl1 wyif, k1.

Rep rows 1 – 4 another 12 times (48 rows).
Rep rows 1 – 2 once more.
Knit 2 rows.

BO loosely on RS. Using a tapestry needle, weave in ends.

Abbreviations
BO: Bind off
CO: Cast On
k: knit
patt: pattern
rep: repeat
RS: Right Side
sl: slip stitch purlwise
st(s): stitch(es)
WS: Wrong Side
wyib: with yarn in back
wyif: with yarn in front

Related Video: Long Tail Cast On, and With Yarn in Front vs. With Yarn in Back

Discussion
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32 Responses to “Freebie Pattern: Let’s Knit a Dishcloth!”
      • Customer Service
        Customer Service

        Hello Sandy,
        Here’s what the experts had to say about your question:

        The best yarn for dishcloths is 100% cotton. There are yarns that are made specifically for dishcloths. Sugar’n Cream can be purchased at most big box stores. Knit Picks Dishie is another great one and can be purchased on the Knit Picks website.

        Please let us know if you have any further questions
        Sincerely,
        Danesha
        The Knitting Circle Video Membership

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    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      Hello Ines,
      Thank you for connecting us,

      Unfortunately, we don’t have PDF for the instructions to this dishcloth pattern. I would suggest to bookmark the page to save for later or quick access or print out the webpage. You should have a option to print in the right or left corners of the web browser.

      Please let us know if you have any further questions
      Sincerely,
      Danesha
      The Knitting Circle Video Membership

      Reply
    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      Hello Dianne,
      Thank you for connecting us,

      Unfortunately, we don’t have PDF for the instructions to this dishcloth pattern. I would suggest to bookmark the page to save for later or quick access or print out the webpage. You should have a option to print in the right or left corners of the web browser.

      Please let us know if you have any further questions
      Sincerely,
      Danesha
      The Knitting Circle Video Membership

      Reply
  1. Gillian Harvey
    Gillian Harvey

    Enjoy knitting and would like the pattern for the heart shaped dish cloth. Thanks

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    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      Hello Jennie,
      Thank you for connecting us,

      I would suggest to bookmark the page to save for later or quick access or print out the webpage. You should have a option to print in the right or left corners of the web browser.

      Please let us know if you have any further questions
      Sincerely,
      Danesha
      The Knitting Circle Video Membership

      Reply
  2. Sherry
    Sherry

    For those asking about printing this pattern, you should see the “Print” option when you click the “Share” icon on your phone. If you don’t have immediate access to your printer or just want a paperless copy, switch from your named printer to “Save as PDF” instead. FYI – don’t forget to select just the pattern pages whether printing physical pages or saving as a .pdf. Otherwise, you’ll end up printing the comments too.

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      • Customer Service
        Customer Service

        Hello Nadia,
        Thank you for connecting us,

        I would suggest to bookmark the page to save for later or quick access or print out the webpage. You should have a option to print in the right or left corners of the web browser.

        Please let us know if you have any further questions
        Sincerely,
        Danesha
        The Knitting Circle Video Membership

        Reply